Fresh off the release of their third studio album, Dada Life is back in huge fashion. Presenting “Our Nation” to the forefront, this iconic duo looks to build onto their incredible legacy in dance music. Their latest project is a 12-track venture that peaks in a field of certain genres from pop to electro house, and many more. The Swedish pairing not only expands on their sound but show a bit more of modern maturity. To celebrate such a massive release, we chatted with the guys to get their own thoughts on the album.
What was the conversation like when you two sat down and decided to create this album?
“We just wanted to do something really hard hitting and fun. A lot of EDM – or whatever you want to call it – nowadays is too soft.”
Do you guys as producers go in “Album Mode”? If so, what is that like?
“Yes, we do. We basically create a folder where we start adding ideas and then keep adding and removing until we have something that feels as a whole.”
Where did the name “Our Nation” come from?
“It felt like a good theme for the album. Everybody that has been to a Dada Life-show knows that we have the best and nicest fans so this album – Our Nation – is a way of giving something back. It’s us two, and all our fans: we all make up this nation.”
Creating an album is difficult for many reasons, concepts, ideas, tracklisting, etc. Were there any songs that you guys made for this album that didn’t make the final cut?
“A lot of songs didn’t make it. But they’re not finished, they are more rough ideas.”
Being that you guys helped pioneer Electro House how important was it to build onto that sound with this project?
“We don’t follow trends, we just do the music that we want to hear ourselves. So it was really easy to just keep doing what we always have been doing.”
Okay I know this is almost like comparing your own kids but, Just Do The Dada, The Rules Of Dada, and Our Nation. Which was the best to make and why?
“Definitely this one. Once we got going it was an easy album to make. A lot of the songs came really quick and just felt right from the beginning. We also skipped the idea of working with too many people over the internet and invited people here to the studio instead. It made the process easier and more fun.”
This album picks on a field of certain genres from pop, to big room, to electro house and more. What are your thoughts on the current state of House Music?
“House music is doing just fine! The problem is that a lot of people that we’re doing house music have jumped the ship and started doing softer pop music aimed at the Top 40.”
For those who have seem to have maybe disconnected with Dada Life over the years, why should they listen to this album?
“Because the album is really good. We’re really happy with how it came out. And the songs make you ugly!”
What are your final thoughts on your third studio album?
“Listen to it. Everybody’s welcome to Our Nation.”